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Monday, June 27, 2011

World's Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges

What is Footbridge or Pedestrian Bridge?

A footbridge or pedestrian bridge is a bridge designed for pedestrians and in some cases cyclists, animal traffic and horse riders, rather than vehicular traffic. Footbridges complement the landscape and can be used decoratively to visually link two distinct areas or to signal a transaction. In many developed countries, footbridges are both functional and can be beautiful works of art and sculpture. For poor rural communities in the developing world, a footbridge may be a community's only access to medical clinics, schools and markets, which would otherwise be unreachable when rivers are too high to cross. Simple suspension bridge designs have been developed to be sustainable and easily constructable in such rural areas using only local materials and labor.

An enclosed footbridge between two buildings is sometimes known as a skyway. Bridges providing for both pedestrians and cyclists are often referred to as greenbridges and form an important part of sustainable transport movement towards more sustainable cities. Footbridges are often situated to allow pedestrians to cross water or railways in areas where there are no nearby roads to necessitate a road bridge. They are also located across roads to let pedestrians cross safely without slowing down the traffic. The latter is a type of pedestrian separation structure, examples of which are particularly found near schools, to help prevent children running in front of moving cars.

Article : Wikipedia

The Capilano Suspension Bridge

The Capilano Suspension Bridge was built in 1889 by a Scottish man and is considered the city’s first “attraction.” The bridge is 450 feet long and 230 feet high and supposedly capable of supporting 2 fully loaded 747 airplanes.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge had a $26 admission fee, which I thought was a little steep. The park had a couple of displays on the construction of the bridge and several totem poles. There was also a gift shop and restaurant on the near side of the bridge. It swayed a lot when people walked on it, but was very sturdy. On the other side of the bridge were a series of boardwalks along the cliff and in the forest. There was also a series of bridges up in the treetops

Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia

More like an observation deck, this bridge to nowhere dangles spectacularly about 2,300 feet above sea level in Langkawi, an archipelago on Malaysia's west coast. It's reached by a harrowing cable car ride up Mount Mat Cincang, and the bridge's gently cu
rving promenade provides tourists with dazzling views of the Andaman Sea far below. Every posted description of the bridge includes the not-entirely-reassuring phrase: "Langkawi sky-bridge is safe."

BP Bridge, Millennium Park, Chicago

Get an overview of Chicago's most impressive architecture, not t
o mention Lake Michigan, when you set out from the brushed-steel Jay Pritzker Pavilion and amble along Frank Gehry's 925-foot-long bridge above Columbus Drive. Clad in shiny lizard-skin-patterned steel and paid for by its oil-company namesake, the overpass's only shortcoming is that it doesn't make it all the way to the water's edge—you're left to fend for yourself on traffic-filled Lakeshore Drive.

Puente de la Mujer

The Puente de la Mujer (Spanish for "Woman's Bridge") is a footbridge in the Puerto Madero district of Buenos Aires, Argentina that spans dock 3 (dique 3). It is of the Cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge type and is also a swing bridge, but somewhat unique in its asymmetrical arrangement. It has a single mast with cables suspending a portion of the bridge which rotates 90 degrees in order to allow water traffic to pass. When it swings to allow watercraft passage the far end comes to a resting point on a stabilizing pylon.

It was designed by Santiago Calatrava and is similar to his Puente del Alamillo and Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, but with a forward, rather than a reverse angled cantilever, as is seen in those bridges. The footbridge was donated by Alberto L. González to the City of Buenos Aires in gratitude for 60 years of work in the country. Started in 1998, it was completed on December 20, 2001.

From Wikipedia

Poughkeepsie Bridge

The Poughkeepsie Bridge (sometimes known as the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, the High Bridge, or, since October 3, 2009, the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park) is a steel cantilever bridge spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie, New York on the east bank and Highland, New York on the west bank. Built as a double track railroad bridge, it was completed on January 1, 1889, and went out of service on May 8, 1974. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, updated in 2008.[1][2] It was opened to the public on October 3, 2009, as a pedestrian and cyclist bridge and New York State Park.

Article : http://travel.yahoo.com
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Henderson Bridge, Singapore

Standing at 36m above Henderson Road, Henderson Waves Bridge is Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge, connecting Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. It is a 274 meter-long part of the Southern Ridges, a beautiful 9km (5.6 mi) trail in a lush open space that connects the hills of Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park.

What makes this pedestrian bridge unique is its stunning wave-like structure made up of seven undulating curved steel ribs that alternately rise over and under its deck. The curved ribs form alcoves that function as shelters with seats within. Thousands of yellow balau wood slats were used to compose the deck.

It’s a great outdoor experience, as you can walk through the top of the forests and see a rich variety of flora and fauna, including birds in their natural habitats. It is also one of the best spots in Singapore to catch panoramic views of the city, harbor and the Southern Islands.

The bridge takes on a different look at night, when it is illuminated with attractive LED light.

Article and Images : http://www.worldtoptop.com

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